I moved from the U.S. to the U.K. While in the U.S. I would frequently check the U.S. version of The Huffington Post for news. Now that I am in the U.K. every time I try to access the U.S. version of that website I am automatically redirected to the U.K. version.

I have tried using different web browsers and different search engines. Nothing I have tried has worked. Perhaps The Huffington Post can remotely detect the country I am in and automatically directs me to that country's version of the site. Or perhaps the website uses a cookie for that purpose?

How can I access the U.S. version without being in the U.S.?

  • Did you try accessing via a VPN to the states?
    – Gagravarr
    Sep 13, 2014 at 13:37
  • @Gagravarr I suppose I could remotely connect to a computer in the U.S. and access the internet using that computer. I am not sure if that is what you mean. However, that seems like a complex solution. I am just using a computer in the U.K. right now and accessing the internet with Chrome or Explorer. This week I obtained a laptop that runs Linux and can access the internet, but I am not familiar with that computer yet. Sep 13, 2014 at 13:51
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    They detect your location based on the IP from which your request comes. That's why the VPN suggestion.
    – littleadv
    Sep 13, 2014 at 21:26

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On the US version of the page there's a drop-down menu titled "Edition", where you can chose which country you want it to show you. I'm from the US so it defaults to US, but I can select the UK version from that menu - and that's what I'll see.


I have the same answer as littleadv but just added a graphic. Yes, you can use the Edition to select United States

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